Posted by Fabio 30 November 2011
Creating oblique relationships between her own personal history and cultural signifiers of both racial and political struggles and identity politics, Reynaud-Dewar draws from varied influences, from Rastafarianism to the work of Ettore Sotsass to the history of cinema. Her projects which include performance, installation, sculpture and photography, involve intense research and extend beyond the frame of autonomous, one time exhibitions. By making use of remote, sometimes antagonistic historical material, Reynaud Dewar’s work consistently questions the notion of origin, and the relationship between one’s identity and one’s work.
Usually working with a series of performers and members of her own family, for her show at Mary Mary, Reynaud-Dewar appears for the first time as the main focus in her work. Presented here are a number of short silent black and white video pieces which show the artist dancing in her studio, amongst her works, naked with her body blackened.
Some Objects Blackened And A Body Too
Mary Mary Gallery
18 November 2011 – 14 January 2012